Cricketer Prithvi Shaw faces doping ban

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Indian cricketer Prithvi Shaw has been suspended for eight months for a doping violation.

It’s after the Test opener unintentionally ingested a prohibited substance that’s commonly found in cough syrups.

India’s cricket board, the BCCI says the suspension period will start from March, which means the 19-year-old will be out until mid-November.

The board is satisfied with Shaw's explanation that he had taken Terbutaline inadvertently to treat a respiratory tract infection and not as a performance-enhancing drug.

Two domestic players from Rajasthan have also been suspended for a similar violation.

 

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